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Coming up on News 7-
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Night three and the night sky is still ablaze in Botetourt County.
A huge cloud of smoke to the North over Canada- We'll have details.
Plus buying stamps won't necessarily mean a trip to the post office anymore.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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3 days and counting - the blaze on Purgatory Mountain continues to light up the sky tonight.
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[Fire-Latest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The forest fire that has raged close to Interstate 81 is 100-percent contained.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


But as one official says - it's by no means controlled tonight.
Firefighters will work through the night finishing a back-burning fire line.
They hope the blaze will be controlled tomorrow, but the Virginia Department of Forestry says this blaze could burn for days and even weeks, if there is no significant rainfall.
As the firefighting continues, the people attached to the Botetourt County land feel helpless.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[Forest-Fire]


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[SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/Va. Dept. of Forestry; :41]
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((WAYNE BOBLETT/FIRE VICTIM: IT'S DESTROYED OUR MOUNTAIN AND ALL OUR GOOD HUNTING.))
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Wayne Boblett is one of four owners of a hunting lodge on Purgatory Mountain. Since Saturday he's watched the land he has hunted on since the early 80's get eaten up by fire. Fire fighters have constructed a back fire around his cabin to protect it from possible damage, but Boblett says it's hard to see his land destroyed.

[SOT 9:39]
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((WAYNE BOBLETT/FIRE VICTIM: THE WAY EVERYBODY TALKS IT'S GONE GONE IT'S ALREADY BURNT FROM THE HOUSES TO THE TOP.)) [OUTQ]
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Fire crews have been using helicopters carrying water, bulldozers to make fire lines, and over 100 fire fighters to control the blaze.

[SOT 1:28]
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((CHRIS THOMSEN/DEPT. OF VIRGINIA FORESTRY: WE'RE CHANGING OUT OF THE NINE HOUR SHIFT 9 AM TO 9 PM AND WE ARE BRINGING PEOPLE IN FROM ACROSS THE STATE.))
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So far officials have ruled smoking out as a cause of the fire.

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((CHRIS THOMSEN/DEPT. VIRGINIA FORESTRY: WE'VE GOT SOME LEADS OVER NIGHT THAT IS POINTING TO A MECHANICAL FAILURE ON A VEHICLE ON SATURDAY AT 1:30 ALONG THE ROADSIDE.))
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When it's all said and done 12-hundred acres will have been destroyed. Kate Weidaw News 7 Botetourt County.))



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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Botetourt County Sheriff's Department is asking people to stay off Route 43.
Fire fighting crews started a fire line
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

along a stretch of 43 near James River High School and right across from Jimmie Tingler's home.
Tingler has been watching the blaze burn on the hill above his home since Saturday.
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[IN Q=I think]

((JIMMIE TINGLER: I THINK THE WIND HELPED BECAUSE THE FIRE MADE IT COME SLOW HAD IT BEEN REVERSED AND GOING WEST WE'D BEEN IN A MESS THEN.))
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Traffic on Route 43 will be slow going as crews may have to close the road from time to time to fight the fire.


[Gilmore-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Governor Gilmore met with several Governors today -
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[VO-NAT]

in an effort to help farmers survive the drought with their farms in tact.
The Governors are working together to come up with a new plan to help - they say federal assistance that's currently available is inadequate, because it would just send farmers into more debt.
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[18:35:10-18:35:29]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore met with the Governors of West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [08/09/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=99-28 38:24]
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100 million dollars over the next ten years.. that's the estimate on what it will cost the city of Lynchburg to renovate and expand its existing school buildings.
Deciding what comes first and how to pay for it was the topic of a joint meeting tonight.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tracey Shaw/Lynchburg School Board Member; :27]
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Council Member; :56]
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(( Right now, the average secondary school in Lynchburg is 33 years old.. the list of needed repairs and renovations to those facilities grows longer every day.
Add to that a lack of space in the city's elementary schools, created by a growing demand for special education and technology classrooms.
A task force has itemized where each school needs to expand or renovate.. now educators and city officials must decide what comes first.
[SOT 11:24:11]

((TRACEY SHAW/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WE NATURALLY THINK THESE NEEDS ARE MORE THAN NEEDS, THEY APPROACH NECESSITIES, BUT EVERYONE LIVES WITHIN FINANCIAL LIMITS AND WE'LL WORK THROUGH HOW TO PRIORITIZE THE FUNDS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.))
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What's available will be up to city council, which now must figure out how to come up with an extra ten million dollars a year in school funding.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: TRY TO BE INNOVATIVE IN HOW WE FIND THE FUNDING, WHETHER IT BE BORROW MORE MONEY, WHETHER WE GO TO THE STATE AND REQUEST MORE MONEY, WHETHER WE FIND GRANT MONEYS OR WHAT'S OUT THERE, I DON'T KNOW, BUT THERE ARE SOME WAYS TO COME UP WITH THE NECESSARY FUNDING.))
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Whitaker says, for him, raising taxes is "not" an option.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Alleghany-Economy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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They see prosperity almost everywhere in Virginia and want to know why it's not reaching them.
People who live and work in the Alleghany Highlands got together this evening to list the problems plaguing their business community.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean and Scott/Newsroom]


Scott Goldberg was there and has the story tonight from our newsroom.
[LIVE= Scott Full/Newsroom]
[super=@Scott1]


Jean, they know what's wrong in the Highlands:
The unemployment rate is double the state average.
People who do work there don't live there.
Shoppers aren't spending money there.
The hard part is: finding a way to fix a broken economy.
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[SUPER=01-John Rice/Fmr. Chamber of Commerce Pres.;]
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((NATSOUND: GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY.))
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Almost a year ago ... it was all smiles when a company from Massachusetts said it was moving to the Highlands and bringing 125 new jobs.
But that was then.
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((WE NEED TO MARKET OUR AREA TO DRAW OUTSIDERS, TO BRING IN NEW DOLLARS.))
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Now, people who live and work there ... who've seen more layoffs than jobs created ... want to know why the economic good times are passing them by.
Tommy Tyree blames governments that can't cooperate...
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((TOMMY TYREE: WE NEED TO BRING IRON GATE, COVINGTON, CLIFTON FORGE, ALLEGHANY COUNTY TOGETHER.))
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The former head of the region's chamber of commerce blames the people doing the blaming.
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((JOHN RICE: THEY ARE NOT TAKING THE LEADERSHIP TO CORRECT DEFICIENCIES THAT EXIST IN THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS. ))
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((GLYNN LOOPE: IT'S BASICALLY TIME FOR THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE VISION OF WHAT IT WANTS TO BE WHEN IT GROWS UP.))
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... and the director of the region's economic development authority says an abandoned locomotive repair shop in Clifton Forge could be at least part of that vision.
Glynn Loope sees a major manufacturer moving in ... after government grants pay for a 5-million-dollar cleanup.
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[IN Q=when you walk]

((GLYNN LOOPE: WHEN YOU WALK AROUND A FACILITY THAT ONCE EMPLOYED 2700 PEOPLE AND WAS ONCE THE HEARTBEAT OF CLIFTON FORGE, YOU CAN'T HELP BUT THINK, HOW COULD IT BE THAT AGAIN?))
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Renovating that shop would be just a small piece of a big economic development puzzle.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Newsroom]


Jean.

[Bedford-Arrest]


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The arrest of a Florida teenager on murder- for- hire charges has halted what Bedford County authorities say would have been a major drug smuggling operation in their area.
19- year- old Paul Douglas Pearce was arrested yesterday after trying to hire an undercover deputy to murder a witness who was going to testify against him.
Police say the arrest stems from an undercover investigation that involved cocaine traffickers who had targeted Bedford County as a main distribution point.
Pearce is being held without bond.

[Henry-Abduction]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Henry County woman who was shot in the head and left for dead in the trunk of her car is recovering in a North Carolina hospital... as authorities search for her attacker.
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23-year-old Shannon Wright says she drove to Riverside Plaza in Bassett late Saturday night to meet someone.
Instead, she says a man kidnapped her and drove her to a secluded area near Axton, off of Route 648.
It's there, she says, that he forced her into the trunk and shot her.
She was discovered by a passing motorist who heard noises from the car.
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[TAKE SUSPECT DESCRIPTION FULL SCREEN] [***TAKE PRE-PRO GRAPHIC from 6:00***]
The woman describes her attacker as a white man, 6-feet-one inches tall, in his late 20s or early 30s, with long blond hair. She says he was wearing blue jeans and a plaid shirt.
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Anyone with information is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's department.

[Pitts-Search]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A 66-year old woman who got lost and wandered the woods in Pittsylvania County for two nights is safe at the Danville hospital tonight.
Hazel Brown disappeared after a festival late Saturday night.
She was found after a helicopter search by authorities this morning.
Sources say she may have suffered a stroke.

[Van-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Police now say a truck was trying to make a U-Turn when a van full of farm workers
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fresno Co., CA]

slammed into the big rig in rural California.
The crash happened just before dusk- the workers had just finished a night shift in the tomato fields.
13 workers were killed.
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((DORA PORTILLO/VICTIM'S RELATIVE: WE ALWAYS BE WORKING TOGETHER EVERY YEAR. MY DAD HE'S THERE. HE WOULD COME UP FROM TEXAS TO WORK HERE AND STAY HERE.))
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Workers were sitting in the back of the van on benches installed along the sides.
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[Blasting-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Roanoke sewer project is on hold for now -- after an explosion sent rocks flying onto the highway above.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Gene West was driving his new truck along the Roy Webber Expressway Friday night.
Suddenly a flying rock punctured a hole in his hood and shattered his windshield.
Glass scraped his eye.
Engineers say they were blasting rock out of the Roanoke River near Wiley Drive -- right underneath the highway.
They say they don't know what went wrong in the explosion but they've stopped work until they can figure it out.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A U-S customs office is coming to the New River Valley.
We'll have details.
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[VO-NAT]


And huge flames engulf a motor oil recycling plant... in tonight's Video of the Day.
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with of news of UVa alum taking over at Western Kentucky. Another former Cav is turning heads with the Falcons, and another has signed with the Ravens.
An NFL executive finally comes to the aid of Druck, and we'll see how the Purgatory Mountain is impacting practice at James River.
That and more in a few minutes here on the Big 7.))

[NRV-Airport]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=sgo]
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The New River Valley economy is poised to expand due to what Rick Boucher calls "significant milestones."
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[SUPER=03-Dublin]


The congressman announced a new U-S customs office and a new foreign-trade-zone designation are coming to the N-R-V airport.
Two developments ... Boucher said ... that make it easier for local companies to do business overseas.
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[SOT 10:12:49]
[IN Q=WE CAN]

((RICK BOUCHER: WE CAN PROUDLY SAY TO THESE COMPANIES THAT ARE LOOKING TO THE WESTERN PART OF THE STATE, WE OFFER A LOCAL CUSTOMS FACILITY AND WE OFFER A FOREIGN TRADE ZONE STATUS. AND IN TURN THEY CAN REDUCE THEIR COSTS AND BE MORE EFFICIENT IN THEIR BUSINESS OPERATIONS, BECAUSE WE HAVE THESE FACILITIES PRESENT HERE.))
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Right now, companies have to use ports of entry as far away as Norfolk or Baltimore.
Local business leaders look forward to an international gateway in their back yard.
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[SOT 10:17:02]
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((STUART GILBERT: STUART GILBERT-DIRECTOR NRVEDA: TIME IS MONEY, SO IT'S GOING TO SAVE THEM A LOT OF MONEY, AND THESE EXISTING COMPANIES ARE NOT ONLY IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY, BUT IN THE SURROUNDING AREA TOO, THAT ARE ADJACENT TO US. ))
[SUPER=01-Stuart Gilbert/New River Ec. Dev. Alliance]
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The customs office also gives international travelers in private planes the option of landing in the N-R-V.
Boucher expects more than 50 businesses to use the office in its first year.
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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An explosion often sparks a fire-
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[VO-NAT]
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Calgary, Canada;]


BUT when the blast happens at a motor oil recycling plant the fire can be enormous.
That's exactly what happened in Calgary, Canada - it's tonight's Video of the Day.
The blast sent debris flying through city streets and smoke and flames billowing in the air.
Three people are hurt- two others are missing.
But intense smoke and heat are making any type of rescue attempt virtually impossible.
[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]
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[Yeltsin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Russia's president fired his prime minister today and his entire cabinet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia]


In a televised address to the nation, Boris Yeltsin named Vladimir (POOH-tin) Putin- a former KGB spy as the man he wants to replace him when he steps down next year.
Yeltsin is prohibited by the constitution from seeking another term.
If approved by Russia's lower house of parliament, Putin will be Yeltsin's third prime minister in a year.
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[Nixon]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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It was 25 years ago- a defining moment in America.
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[SOT 20:27:27]
[IN Q=We don't]

((WE DON'T HAVE A GOOD WORD FOR IT IN ENGLISH. THE BEST IS AU REVOIR. WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.))
[SUPER=10-Richard Nixon//August 9, 1974]
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[OUT Q=WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.]
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[VO-NAT]


President Richard Nixon was forced to resign over his cover-up of the Watergate scandal.
At times tearful, Nixon delivered a final farewell.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:08:05]

((ALWAYS REMEMBER OTHERS MAY HATE YOU. THOSE YOU HATE YOU DON'T WIN UNLESS YOU HATE THEM AND THEN YOU DESTROY YOURSELF.))
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[OUT Q=YOU DESTROY YOURSELF.]
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[vo-nat]
And in a dramatic scene Nixon boarded Marine One turned and waved farewell.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Forget that trip to the post office - if you have a P-C.
Coming up, we'll tell you how you can buy and print stamps, at home.
Plus...
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[SOT]

[14:59:58]
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[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=nats singing/drumming]
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[VO-NAT]


The healing power of music comes to the Congo.
The story, when we return.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-5 9 2/9 2 3 3/12 15 19 20 28]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
5-9-2

(five, nine, two)


Pick 4:
9-2-3-3

(nine, two, three, three)


Cash 5:
12-15-19-20-28

(twelve, fifteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-eight)




[Congo-Music]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It boasted one of the most vibrant music scenes in Africa, until it got caught in the grips of civil war.
But music is again filling the air in the African Congo.
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[SOT]

[14:59:30 - 14:59:35]
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[VO-NAT]

[14:59:23]
[SUPER=03-Brazzaville, Congo]


Musicians from Ghana to Cuba took the stage at a pan-African music festival in the Congo.
A United Nations agency helped set up the event in the capital of Brazzaville - to mark the city's return to peace after thousands of people lost their lives in the Congo's civil war.
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[Post-Office]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=net-E]
[GRAPHIC=US Postal Service]


Internet users can now buy their stamps on line.
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[VO-NAT]


The U-S Postal Service has given its approval to the stamps-dot-com site. If you have a computer, a laser or ink jet printer and an internet connection, you pay for postage from home beginning today.
It works 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To get started, you need to download a free software program, enroll online and pay for the postage. First Class, Priority and Express services are all available.
Seven million people go to the post office every day. Seven out of 10 are going to buy stamps.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bowling Green, KY; :00]


Wood Selig was introduced last night as Western Kentucky's new athletic director.
You may not him but he has been instrumental in building many facets of UVa's athletic programs in the past 11 years serving as the Cavs Associate AD.
Selig who is 38 replaces another man with ties to the Comonwealth, the retiring Lewsi Mills.
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((BYE BYE))

[S-Druck]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-37]
[GRAPHIC=49ers]


Many folks are calling the Browns San Francisco East after the team raided the Niners roster and front office.
However, one player the Browns didn't take was Jim Druckenmiller.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/1997; :00]


Druck is entering his third year in the league and he is buried deeper than ever on the 49ers depth chart.
The Bay Area papers have gone as far as to call him the worst player in the 49ers history.
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD;]


But new Redskins director of player personnel Vinny Cerrato knows better. He was responsible for scouting and signing Druck when he was with the Niners and he thinks he'll one day star in this league.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="You know...]
[SUPER=01-Vinny Cerrato/Redskins Personnel Director;:00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...GOOD GUY."]
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[S-Kerney]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
[GRAPHIC=Atlanta Falcons]


Jamal Anderson has agreed to report to the Atlanta Falcons trainng camp tomorrow, but he will not practice until his contract woes are settled.
Freshman Patrick Kerney has been practicing and impressing.
Steve Mason has more from Greenville, South Carolina.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC/Falcons Training Camp; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Kerney/Falcons Rookie Defensive End; :17]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1998 Season; :24]
[SUPER=01-Dan Reeves/Falcons Head Coach; :45]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:39]
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((Patrick Kerney lifted weights and ran with his Falcons rookie class the entire summer and has 13 pounds of added muscle to show for it. But mot even his trademark work ethic could prepare this 6 foot 6 275 pound workhorse for the NFL. ((:))
Kerney, who, lead the ACC in sacks last season at Virginia, is also learning just how much of an unknown quantity he is at the next level. ((NAT SOUND:))
However, the only popularity contest the always humble Kerney is participating in is the one with his coaches. ((NAT SOUND:))
and he seems to be winning. ((:))
Atlanta tied for 16th in the league last year in sacks. Dan Reeves consistent rotation of defensive players should allow Kerney plenty of game and learning experience behind starting defensive ends Lester Archambeau and Chuck Smith.))


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On the Baltimore Ravens' front, Anthony Poindexter, who has been rehabbing his
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surgically repaired left knee, has signed a one year contract with Baltimore worth the league minimum 175 thousand dollars. Dex is on the P.U.P or Physically Unable to Perform list. He's made several different lists as far as what position he could play.
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Still to come our Friday Football Extra preseason previews continue as we head to Buchanan where James River
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didn't think firing up the player of this year's team would take on such a literal meaning.
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The blaze on Purgatory Mountain has put made the members of the James River football team swallow a doze of reality this week.
One coach has lost a well in the blaze and
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the fire line is just a quarter of a mile from one player's home.
Needless to say the blaze has been a distraction what with helicopters taking off from the near by softball field, not to mention the smoke pouring from the mountain.
But Coach Ross says this hasn't been the worst distraction.
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Distractions aside, Ross and his staff are hopeful the Knights will bounce back from last season's two and eight record.
10 seniors return and Ross says these are the type of players who can turn it around.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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On the other end of the county at Lord Botetourt the Cavaliers play their first game on September third.
So practice opened with 60 players today including 17 seniors.
A new signal caller will be behind the line because of the graduation of former player of the week Josh Aliveto.
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Only seven starters return. Three of those are on defense, but Coach Hart says there's evidence he and his staff are building a successful program.
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((BYE BYE))